Weiss Architecture Studio

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Tourist Complex in Punta Ballena

Properties integrated into nature, Costa Rica

The complex is located in a virgin homestead in Bahía Ballena, in the region of Uvita, in the south-east of Costa Rica. Situated facing the Pacific Ocean where the exuberant vegetation and diversity of the fauna endow the area with a special interest.

From the architecture studio , we approached the idea of a state-of-the-art holiday complex, forming part of the territory and with a level of landscaping and environmental development that allows for the harmonic implantation into the surrounding environment.

Following the thorough study of the property, seeking out areas of possible implantation through the analysis of forest types, slopes, access and aiming to minimise the impact caused by the development, several typologies were proposed, highly capable of adapting to wild natural environment.

Despite the fact that houses in the forest are located in more closed off spaces, surrounded by the area’s lush vegetation, houses looking onto the ocean are more spacious, offering the possibility of enjoying the Ballena bay area, both types of construction boast the same characteristics and features: utilising the natural environment and maximum privacy between properties, thereby designed to foster open air relations and activities.

The commitment to maintaining the environment is also present in these ecological houses, using therein al possible strategies on-hand to reduce energy consumption, taking advantage of the region’s climatic conditions and thus reducing the ecological footprint of the constructions as much as possible.




Costa Rica




179 Ha